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What are some considerations to take before having a breast reduction?

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast reduction

Some of my happiest patients have had breast reductions.
You should be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon. You need to understand that there are scars required that are permanent on the breast. You also need to know the risks and benefits like any operation.

In brief: Breast reduction

Some of my happiest patients have had breast reductions.
You should be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon. You need to understand that there are scars required that are permanent on the breast. You also need to know the risks and benefits like any operation.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Much thought

Much thought should be given before undergoing any surgery.
The first step is to find a well trained plastic surgeon and have a consultation. Your overall health, breast history for lumps or family history of cancer will be considered. Often, a mammogram will be obtained along with a complete exam of the breast. You should then weight the benefits and have realistic expectations.

In brief: Much thought

Much thought should be given before undergoing any surgery.
The first step is to find a well trained plastic surgeon and have a consultation. Your overall health, breast history for lumps or family history of cancer will be considered. Often, a mammogram will be obtained along with a complete exam of the breast. You should then weight the benefits and have realistic expectations.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

Your 1st priority should be selection of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons to consult with about the breast reduction proc.
During this consultation process you will learn about the procedure, the pros/cons of the procedure, as well as a potential risk/complications associated with the procedure. Your medical history, life circumstances, and goals will be taken into consideration.

In brief: Many

Your 1st priority should be selection of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons to consult with about the breast reduction proc.
During this consultation process you will learn about the procedure, the pros/cons of the procedure, as well as a potential risk/complications associated with the procedure. Your medical history, life circumstances, and goals will be taken into consideration.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Lavinia Chong
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scars, shape, self

Prior to consulting, consider whether the size & weight of your breasts warrants undergoing surgery.
Review your personal health history, including scar formation. Consider whether lactation will be a priority for you. Consult with board certified ps, ask to speak to prior patients whose cases were similar to yours. Remember that breast reduction may need to be revisited.

In brief: Scars, shape, self

Prior to consulting, consider whether the size & weight of your breasts warrants undergoing surgery.
Review your personal health history, including scar formation. Consider whether lactation will be a priority for you. Consult with board certified ps, ask to speak to prior patients whose cases were similar to yours. Remember that breast reduction may need to be revisited.
Dr. Lavinia Chong
Dr. Lavinia Chong
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